致哀時說一些優雅的英語

最近英國的愛丁堡公爵菲臘親王去世,享年99歲。看看各地領袖怎樣向他表達致敬,學一下怎樣在致哀時說一些優雅的英語。

看看英國首相Borris Johnson怎樣說:

“He was the longest serving consort in history, one of the last surviving people in this country to have served in the Second World War at Cape Matapan, where he was mentioned in despatches for bravery,”

“And in the invasion of Sicily, where he saved his ship by his quick-thinking and from that conflict he took an ethic of service that he applied throughout the unprecedented changes of the post war era.

菲臘親王是一個長壽的人,可說是有福的。讚賞他在第二次世界大戰是的英勇事蹟。

“Like the expert carriage driver that he was, he helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.

菲臘親王懂得駕駛帆船,開飛機,騎馬,開跑車。借用這些來讚賞他對國家穩定所做過的貢獻。

“He was an environmentalist, and a champion of the natural world long before it was fashionable.

“With his Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme he shaped and inspired the lives of countless young people and at literally tens of thousands of events he fostered their hopes and encouraged their ambitions.

尊重菲臘親王也有自己的個性,不能老是提及女王。他的其中一個有影響力的事業就是透過愛丁堡公爵獎勵計劃推動一些社會發展。

“We remember the duke for all of this and above all for his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen.”

最後還是離不開女王。菲臘親王是女王的steadfast support(堅定支持者)。

如果你朋友的親友去世,除了一句”Rest in peace”之外還可以說些更有內涵,更有意思的說話,去安慰對方。

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